| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Oct 8, 2013
Tinley Park Public Works leaders are adding their voices to a national conversation about what some sewage professionals call a growing problem — "flushables" that they say should not be flushed.
"The (only stuff that should) be flushed down the...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 12:58 PM
You can’t blame the Bears’ Matt Forte for having a moment when rapper Tyga mentioned his name on the 2011 remix to Drake’s “The Motto.”
Forte had never heard his name on a rap song before, let alone one from the Young Money...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:31 AM
Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways.
The Illinois Department of Transportation...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang.
The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:58 AM
This is going to be one of your last opportunities to watch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” film in Chicago.
The robotos-in-disguise sequel starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer will be shooting around the 111 S....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:39 AM
One week director Michael Bay is turning the plaza at McCormick Place into Hong Kong for Transformers 4 filming, the next he's turning North Broadway Street in the Uptown neighborhood into Texas.
The Uptown Theatre, where actors Mark Wahlberg and T.J....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Michael Bay didn’t wait long to break out the special effects during Transformers 4 filming.
The action director delivered explosions and flipped cars on Friday, which was the first day of filming in Chicago. The scene was shot on the plaza in...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
What was mostly a quiet day of "Transformers 4" filming in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower Saturday, at least by director Michael Bay's standards, momentarily picked up when star Mark Wahlberg visited the set.
Wahlberg, who took over for Shia LaBeouf...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:33 AM
Whatever the 100 or so extras were frantically running away from during “Transformers 4” filming Sunday at Cloud Gate (better known as The Bean) in Millennium Park, Kelsey Grammer, who plays a villain in the film, was nonchalantly walking...